Mauna Kea Climber's Log

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Paul Burkholder

Paul Burkholder - May 2, 2013 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2013

What a place!  Sucess!

Hiked up from the visitor center. Saw only 3 other people on the trail. The summit area looks like it could be on another planet. A couple of the buildings are HUGE!

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - May 2, 2013 3:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2013

Enjoyed the night sky  Sucess!

Started at 3 am with abundant moonlight. Never used the headlamp. Saw a few shooting stars. Only saw one other person (in a car heading down) before summiting under a clear morning sky with clouds beneath. Great way to spend a night on Hawaii Island. HP45.

imike

imike - Apr 8, 2013 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2013

It be snowin!!  Sucess!

odd bit of hike/drive... getting to the top. Supporting a friend on her first big hike since knee surgery in 2012. She ended up not needing the aid... but, I came down with an acute case of the flu, so having the car on top proved useful! Hiked up to 11,600'... back down... drove to top, then drove down close to the 12,000' mark, hiked up to lake. Drove back to peak to enjoy the storm. Odd day... need to go back to experience it without the fever!

Linejudge - Feb 27, 2013 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

HP #12  Sucess!

15th Anniversary

mebo1126

mebo1126 - Feb 17, 2013 5:35 pm

First high point

Did this when I was 13 years old after a tour of the telescope. Never been sicker in my life from altitude sickness!

bennovak

bennovak - Jan 25, 2013 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2013

Drive

Drove up with some buddies from work, walked to the top on my own. A little cold and windy for the shorts I was wearing.

nartreb

nartreb - Jan 2, 2013 10:49 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2012

drove  Sucess!

Really convenient way to summit a mountain. Wasn't even crowded; the rangers scared away most folks who didn't have 4x4s. Road proved wide and firm, second gear was sufficient.
Had to stop and catch my breath repeatedly during my wanderings around the summit. First time over 13,000 feet.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

drive up  Sucess!

mommy moon///

CzechMark

CzechMark - Dec 17, 2012 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2012

Awesome  Sucess!

Great hike. My girlfriend and I were the only people on the trail today. 39 degrees on the summit and splendid views in all directions.

utclimber - Dec 3, 2012 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2012

Mauna Kea  Sucess!

A very interesting mountain, with great views of the island and the Pacific.

wyomtnlady

wyomtnlady - Nov 26, 2012 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

The Moon  Sucess!

Drove most of the way on our honeymoon in Hi.

MissH

MissH - Oct 17, 2012 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

Made it to Mars!  Sucess!

Ericd and I started at VIS at 6am after camping on the beach. Summited less than 5 hours later. Windy and dusty, but not as windy as the Rockies (that day anyway). Kind of how I imagine Mars, but maybe Mars in 20 years with those observatories up there! A nice couple gave us a ride back down which allowed us different views than the ascent's and to get the rental back in time so we weren't charged an extra day. Great 24 hours on the Big Island!

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 18, 2012 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2000

Mauna Kea  Sucess!

Decided to go cool off in the snow after laying on the beach in Kona.

fastlikeatortoise

fastlikeatortoise - Jul 21, 2012 12:22 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2010

Moonscape  Sucess!

I can see why astronauts were considering using this area to train for the moon landing. The hike is relentless and the terrain certainly doesn't vary. Watching cars drive up and down the road off to your right is a little disheartening but a great feeling of accomplishment. Hiked from the visitor center all the way up but hitched a ride down to save my knees since I had to work the next day.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Mar 6, 2012 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2012

Humuula Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up from the visitor's center above the clouds with Mark Z and John E. It was an enjoyable and memorable hike as this is my 50th state highpoint. Unfortunately, the winds were gusting to 70MPH on the summit. Thus, some of my family who drove up did not want to hike up the final summit ridge and I did not get the group photo that I wanted. However, the winds did put an interesting exclamation point on my final highpoint climb.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Mar 9, 2012 9:50 am

Re: Humu'Ula Trail

Woo Hoo!! Congrats George. Now on to the Seven Summits.

MattK

MattK - Nov 29, 2011 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

From the Visitor Center  Sucess!

What an awesome hike from the visitor center. Except for a few people that drove to the top, we had the mountain to ourselves.

wyomtman

wyomtman - Nov 7, 2011 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

Rally  Sucess!

Rental to the top and ran over and touched the summit in the dark, COUNT IT!

Socorro

Socorro - Oct 26, 2011 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

The easy way  Sucess!

Been to the top but it didnĀ“t take much effort. Definitely coming back to do the entire hike. The mountainĀ“s shadow on the ocean is incredible.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 2:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2005

Humu'ula Trail  Sucess!

Climbed the trail under full moon light. We were on the summit for an epic Pacific sunrise. Highly recommended

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